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Jul 07 2018
3 months ago
12:22 PM MDT

Why My Echo Electric Mower Is a Cut Above Gas Mowers

Jul 07, 2018 @ 12:22 PM MDT
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echo electric lawnmower review - adding a battery

It’s warm outside, and you know what that means! Hello, season of sunshine, travel, coconut-scented sunscreens, and fruity, slushy drinks festooned with little umbrellas. And, okay… maybe some yard work.

Howdy do! Jamie, Collin’s sidekick here.

If you’re pretty much fed up with the mess, noise, and annoyances of gasoline and mixed-fuel lawnmowers that attack your nostrils and eardrums and are a pain to start, I have good news for you!

You can ditch the stinky, messy, noisy, hard-to-start gasoline-powered lawnmower and treat yourself (and the planet) to an Echo electric lawnmower.

echo electric lawnmower review - the mower

I was skeptical at first when I researched electric mowers. I didn’t want a cord (been there, done that, cut the cord in half), and I wanted something rugged enough to tackle our Idaho lawn while being easy enough to use that our teens could handle it.

Enter the Echo 21 in. Lithium-Ion Cordless Battery Push Lawn Mower.

Our Echo lawn mower cuts a 21″ path in a single pass and houses up to two, lightweight battery packs on deck (total cutting time: 1-2 hours depending on the terrain). It comes equipped with a 4.0 ah battery, charger, and bag, and it makes mowing (dare I say) exciting again.

And because you just simply turn a key to start the mower, there’s no more of this:

Here are more reasons I love it:

  • The brushless motor means more power and a longer runtime.
  • The heavy-duty rust-resistant composite deck is backed by a lifetime guarantee.
  • It comes with a 58-Volt high capacity lithium-ion battery with charger (you can buy extras separately like I did for a longer runtime).
  • A quick-release handle means you can hang it up for storage.
  • I get a 3-position handle height adjustment and a 7-position grass cutting height adjustment.
  • I hug trees (not in a weird way) and own an electric car. Ditching the fossil-fueled yard tools makes sense.

echo electric lawnmower review - mower top

Just pop 1-2 batteries in the front of the mower, and off you go!

echo electric lawnmower review - adding a battery

Though not literally. Thankfully, this isn’t a self-propelled lawn mower, because those aren’t my favorite for obvious reasons…

That said, this mower is lightweight (though not wimpy) and easy to push, so you’re not fighting with a heavy, metal deck that’s tough to maneuver.

Let’s just take this moment to recap. No gasoline, No oil, No self-propelled motor, No heavy, rust-prone deck, and No more pull start. Is this mower really THAT amazing? Yes. And what’s more, the mower’s so quiet, you can actually listen to audiobooks or music while mowing.

echo electric lawnmower review - rechargeable batteries

Better yet, the lightweight batteries that come with the machine and that you can also buy separately charge quickly, and they can be also be easily swapped between the Echo mower and the Echo trimmer (which we also have. We love the trimmer so much, we donated one – and an extra battery – to a Boy Scout camp near Yellowstone National Park). Frankly, I love that the batteries can be swapped out between the yard tools. This was a huge plus for me because I hate dealing with fussy accessories that only work with one tool and not the others.

We love this mower! It’s lightweight, easy to use, and easy to store. It’s also so much quieter and less messy than the gasoline/mixed fuel mower I just hauled to the recycling center.

And no, Echo did not pay me for this recommendation.

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